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Drawing in Word

The Oval and Square tool will work for 3d. So will Autoshapes and WordArt. For this example, I used the basic square tool. Pick whatever you like. Now drag your cursor across the Word work area. Your shape will pop up. Use the arrows to resize it anyway you like. When you're done, make sure your shape is selected and click the 3D button. Select one of the 3D styles from the pop up list. I chose style 2. Double click on your shape to change the face color. To change the depth color click the 3D Color button. If you want to change the depth, click the depth button. I picked 72 points. You can also change direction and lighting. The surface of your shape can be changed from Matte, Plastic, Metal or Wireframe.

Ok, now for the animation. Insert a new symbol in your Flash movie. Make the behavior Movie Clip. Insert 17 blank keyframes. Now back to Word. Click the Tilt Right button in the 3-D Setting toolbar as many times as it will allow. Now copy your shape and paste it into the first keyframe. Trace the image. Now go back into Word. Hit the Tilt Left button twice. Copy your shape and paste it into the second keyframe in your movie clip. Trace it. Repeat these steps until all the keyframes are used up. Don't worry if you can still tilt left two more times. It wil just repeat the image from the first keyframe.

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Added: 2000-12-12
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